WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — After spending most of his life on military bomber airplanes, 96-year-old Walter Olmsted Jr. recently got his first up-close look at the Air Force’s youngest bomber: the B-2 Spirit.

The Kirtland Air Force Base Women’s Equality Day Committee is inviting the Kirtland community to celebrate Women’s Equality Day Aug. 24.

Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, tearfully says a few words to well-wishers, Aug. 7,  at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, following her fini flight. Pawlikowski relinquished command Aug. 8, prior to her retirement in September.

A Wagon Mound woman has been named the president of the national organization American Gold Star Mothers Inc.

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The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Advanced Systems and Development Directorate here dropped more than a 1,000 pounds of donated school supplies from the installation community at Kirtland Elementary School on Aug. 10.

A patron of Operation Ball Gown, a free gown loan service, picks out dresses at Kirtland, Aug. 13. The service provides Department of Defense ID card holders dresses for both military and non-military-related functions. Operation Ball Gown is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Friday at …

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When presented with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to another country and provide medical care on a large-scale humanitarian effort, two members of the Kirtland community took personal time to spread love.

United States Army veterans Cheryl Buck, left, and Patricia Gaston represented New Mexico as members of the Rolling Chili Peppers during the Games, Aug. 6.

United States Army veterans Richard Olwig, left, Don Chapman, Maurice Stone and Richard Bacon participated in boccia during the Games, Aug. 6.

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